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Clavell, James

Works: 450 works in 1,846 publications in 28 languages and 33,605 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile delinquency films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Editor, Adapter, Restager , pmn, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3553.L365, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Clavell
Shōgun : a novel of Japan by James Clavell( Book )

235 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 22 languages and held by 5,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After John Blackthorne shipwrecks in Japan, he makes himself useful to a feudal lord in a power struggle with another and becomes a samurai
Noble house : a novel of contemporary Hong Kong by James Clavell( Book )

118 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Hong Kong in 1963. The Noble House is in financial trouble and the fate of Hong Kong rests on what will happen to it
James Clavell's Gai-Jin : a novel of Japan by James Clavell( Book )

98 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand in scope and scale, filled with the richness and passion of two great histories coming together, Gai-jin is the long-awaited sixth novel in James Clavell's magnificent Asian Saga. Sweeping us back to the enigmatic and elusive land of his best-selling Shogun, he weaves an extraordinary tale of Japan, now newly open to gai-jin - foreigners - and teeming with contradictions as the ancient and the modern meet in a clash of cultures, of nations, of generations
The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill( Visual )

117 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
To Sir, with love by James Clavell( Visual )

82 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools
The children's story by James Clavell( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new teacher arrives to take charge of a grade school classroom after the U.S. has been conquered by an enemy nation
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and in fact was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible. In addition to an excellent translation of Sun Tzu's text, Samuel Griffith also provides commentaries written by Chinese strategists, plus several thought-provoking essays on topics such as the influence of Sun Tzu on Mao Tse-tung and on Japanese military thought, the nature of warfare in Sun Tzu's time, and the life of Sun Tzu and other important commentators. Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat
King Rat : a novel by James Clavell( Book )

78 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conflict between a powerful black marketeer and his fellow prisoners at a Japanese POW camp leads to tragedy
James Clavell's thrump-o-moto : a fantasy by James Clavell( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a tiny wizard whisks seven-year-old Patricia and her crutches from her home in Australia to Japan, she encounters his family, an evil ghoul, and the hope of a magic cure for her physical handicap
The fly by Kurt Neumann( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fly (94 min.) is the story of a scientist experimenting with the transmission of matter from one place to another. When a housefly accidentally enters the machinery with him, the scientist and housefly are combined into two hybrid creatures. Return of the fly (78 min.) takes up the story of the scientist's son, who continues his father's experiments 15 years later
The last valley by James Clavell( Visual )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an isolated valley unaffected by the raging war around it becomes a winter haven for a band of mercenaries, violence erupts
Escape by James Clavell( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kærligheden mellem en finsk helikopterpilot og hans iranskfødte kone når sit dramatiske og bevægende højdepunkt i dagene efter shahens fald i Iran i 1979
The art of war by Wu Sun( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation of the Chinese masterpiece of military strategy helps readers apply the principles of military victory to the relationships in their own lives and teaches how to bring about the desired outcome in all the challenges of life
Tai-Pan by James Clavell( Recording )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early nineteenth century, a giant of an Englishman sets out to turn the desolate, rocky island of Hong Kong into a British power and to make himself the island's ruler--the Tai Pan." So begins James Clavell's sequel to Shogun, his 1960s bestselling Asian saga
The fly by Jeff Goldblum( Visual )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a scientist attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife and his brother can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment
Shogun by James Clavell( )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in a mighty saga of a time and place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust and the struggle for power
King Rat by James Clavell( Recording )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path
King Rat by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During WWII, Singapore's Changi prison is crowded with 10,000 prisoners of war. Among them is an American corporal known as "The King" who takes advantage of every opportunity to survive the camp as best he can. But the war is ending and so is the king's power
James Clavell ; E.G. Seidensticker by James Clavell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Banker interviews James Clavell on his novel Shogun and E.G. Seidensticker on his translation of The Tale of Genji
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
James Clavell's Gai-Jin : a novel of Japan
Alternative Names
Clavell, James 1924-

Clavell, James DuMaresq

Iacobus Clavell

James Clavell australischer Romanschriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

James Clavell scenarioschrijver uit Australië (1924-1994)

James Clavell scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista australiano

Джеймс Клавел

Джеймс Клавелл

Клавелл, Джеймс

ג'יימס קלאוול

جیمز کلیول

เจมส์ คลาเวลล์

클라벨, 제임스 1924-1994

クラヴェル, ジェームズ

クラベル, ジェームズ



Noble house : a novel of contemporary Hong KongJames Clavell's Gai-Jin : a novel of JapanThe Great EscapeThe children's storyThe art of warKing Rat : a novelJames Clavell's thrump-o-moto : a fantasyThe last valley